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ERIC Number: EJ945178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 339
ISSN: ISSN-0033-2909
A Biopsychosocial Formulation of Pain Communication
Hadjistavropoulos, Thomas; Craig, Kenneth D.; Duck, Steve; Cano, Annmarie; Goubert, Liesbet; Jackson, Philip L.; Mogil, Jeffrey S.; Rainville, Pierre; Sullivan, Michael J. L.; de C. Williams, Amanda C.; Vervoort, Tine; Fitzgerald, Theresa Dever
Psychological Bulletin, v137 n6 p910-939 Nov 2011
We present a detailed framework for understanding the numerous and complicated interactions among psychological and social determinants of pain through examination of the process of pain communication. The focus is on an improved understanding of immediate dyadic transactions during painful events in the context of broader social phenomena. Fine-grain consideration of social transactions during pain leads to an appreciation of sociobehavioral events affecting both suffering persons as well as caregivers. Our examination considers knowledge from a variety of perspectives, including clinical health psychology, social and developmental processes, evolutionary psychology, communication studies, and behavioral neuroscience. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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